Grants are now available for small-medium businesses in Victoria who want to improve energy efficiency by first getting expert advice on the opportunities. 50% grants up to $6,000 are available for Type 2 energy audits, and an implementation bonus of $3000 is available.
This re-vamp of similar grant programs from Sustainability Victoria now includes co-benefits within the business cases, materials flow analysis and a customer-agreed action plan.
SV reports that 88% of previous audit recipients implemented one or more opportunities and made average investments of $52,000 – showing an impressive level of enthusiasm and commitment to reducing energy costs and improving productivity.
The VEET scheme is poised to assist commercial and industrial efficiency opportunities. Project-based activities will be available in 2017, opening the door for certificate funding to a wide range of technologies and projects.